Health + Hospitals spent zero on MWBE Covid contracts, comptroller says
October 20, 2021
With people of color disproportionately affected by the pandemic, supporting MWBEs is also a form of health equity, Stringer said in the report. Susi agreed, saying that when local businesses in diverse neighborhoods are excluded from major economic opportunities by large institutions, especially hospitals that rely on community ties and trust, it sets the community up for worse outcomes when a pandemic hits.
“Lifting up MWBEs becomes more than just about the money,” Susi said. “It’s about building civic infrastructure.”
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative has distributed $3M to help Brooklynites get through COVID-19 July 15, 2021
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit that addresses health inequities in BroLast week, Brooklyn Communities Collaborative announced it has reached its goal of handing out $3 million to help hard-hit Brooklyn neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, 44 nonprofits have received funding from BCC’s Strong Communities Fund, which aims to address health inequities in Brooklyn and the economic and social factors that contribute to them.
75 groups receiving funding for workforce development March 2, 2021
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 75 businesses, schools, and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the State’s historic Workforce Development Initiative.
$3 million in grants being given to save Brooklyn community groups during pandemic Feb 08, 2021
Community organizations are critical in filling the needs of families living in poverty, especially now during the pandemic; they’ve had a tough time, but one group has stepped up to help the organizations.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Doles Out $3 Million to Local Nonprofits June 28, 2020
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative (BCC) announced last week the first round of grants from its $3M Strong Communities Fund with over $180,000 going to four local nonprofits – the Arab American Family Support Center, CAMBA, exalt Youth, and Elite Learners.
Hundreds of Brownsville Families Get Healthy Thanksgiving Meal From Brooklyn Non-Profits November 25, 2020
In the lead up to Thanksgiving, Brooklyn non-profits and organizations have been in overdrive trying to tackle high levels of food insecurity across the borough so families can have a traditional holiday meal.